Desperate Boris Johnson’s outfit sinks even deeper into sewer
As the SKWAWKBOX published this morning, the desperate Tories have stepped into a sewer of fake news in an attempt to discredit the story of the plight of a sick young boy, which has emerged to expose the horrendous impact of their policies on our NHS and the millions who rely on it.
In the first of a string of disasters and scandals this week, the cowardly Boris Johnson stole a reporter’s phone rather than look at a picture of Jack Williment – the little four-year-old with suspected pneumonia who had to sleep on a hospital floor for four hours because of Tory underfunding.
Soon after, in an attempt to divert attention from Johnson’s humiliation, the Tories claimed one of their aides had been ‘punched in the face‘ by a Labour activist when Matt Hancock went to the hospital to try to gloss over the Tory-inflicted NHS disaster.
But the claim was an outright lie – and proven as such by video evidence, in spite of the eager help of ‘mainstream’ journalists in spreading the false claim.
But the Tories then dived into a sewer to try to discredit the story of poor Jack and created an even filthier scandal by mounting a mass campaign by ‘bots’ – fake, automated accounts – claiming that a ‘nurse’ at ‘Leeds Hospital’ had said the image of little Jack was set up and the story was fake.
The campaign was mounted across both Facebook and Twitter – with many of the accounts deleted soon after spreading the lie. But enough were screengrabbed to show that the campaign was deliberate.
The editor of the Yorkshire Post has published his response to a woman who had seen the fake claim:
But one dive into the filth was not enough for the Tories.
Undeterred by the fact that the story has been verified, they have mounted a second campaign to discredit the story – already verified as true by Leeds General Infirmary management – and it uses another fake ‘nurse’:
Again, the Tories do not have the imagination to vary their story – they simply flood social media with the same fake claim from hundreds of fake accounts and assume that enough people will fall for it.
But their arrogance is drawing more attention to their lies and utter disgrace.
The Tories are a blight on our society and our politics. They have to go.
Vote Labour on Thursday.
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